In a year when California’s budget writers have borrowed almost $2 billion of local governments’ property tax revenues, and ordered a permanent shift of more than $2 billion in redevelopment funds, their advocates have prepared a ballot measure that would bar such actions in the future.

The League of California Cities filed an initiative Tuesday with the attorney general’s office for a measure that would amend the state constitution to prevent what the group describes as “revenue raids” on property tax and redevelopment funds.

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